IOS Express Released – A new real-time collaborative platform unleashes the
power of X Internet technology.

California, USA – 17 October 2001 (PRN): REBOL Technologies, makers of
real-time collaboration and messaging software, today announced the release
of its premier Internet Operating System platform, IOS Express 1.0. The
product, to ship later this month, introduces an affordable way to provide
highly secure peer-to-peer collaborative processes and information sharing
within any organization.

“You feel as if you are in the same room as your peers, even if they are
spread across the planet” says REBOL Technologies’ Founder & CTO, Carl
Sassenrath. “It makes telecommuting, remote project coordination, online
meetings, and employee status tracking totally natural.”

IOS Express offers enhanced peer-to-peer collaboration to support a wide
range of business processes through a set of tiny “reblet” applications.
Each reblet does one thing very well, and reblets work both on-line and
off-line. By the end of the year more than 40 reblets will be available,
including polling, surveying, rating, notifying, agendas, brainstorming,
whiteboards, file sharing, user status monitoring, scheduling, and more.
Reblets can be easily customized and additional reblets will be offered by
third party vendors and value-added resellers.

“IOS has revolutionized our project teamwork, communication, and
efficiency. There’s a new kind of group synergy happening now,” says Steve
Shireman, VP of Software at Semax Wireless, innovators in wireless local
loop technology. “We manage our development process through IOS
conferencing, a project editor, and shared online specifications. I can
telecommute from home or while I’m on the road in Asia and Canada. As a
result, we will finish our latest project ahead of schedule.”

The IOS platform is based on X Internet distributed computing technology
that allows collaborative applications to run across a wide variety of
Internet devices. IOS, which has been under development for several years,
operates identically over more than 20 systems, including Windows (all
variations), Macintosh, Linux, Sun Solaris, HP/UX, IBM AIX, SGI Irix, BSD
Unix, BeOS, and a variety of handheld devices. In addition, all
communications and file transfers are kept private and secure using high
strength encryption.

“IOS is about people and their relationships,” remarked Sassenrath. “The
web is terrific for surfing and browsing, but it does not support the most
basic level of human interaction found in true relationships. IOS opens a
new era, a social web that allows us to create meaningful electronic
relationships with the employees, partners, customers, and suppliers that
are critical to the success of our businesses and organizations.”

REBOL Technologies was founded in 1997 by acclaimed OS designer Carl
Sassenrath, best known as the creator of the Amiga Operating System and
CDTV. REBOL provides X Internet systems and solutions to companies of all
sizes, technologies, and markets. The company can be contacted at, and IOS
evaluation copies can be obtained from,